• Dean of the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (Applications Open)

     

    Deadline: April 30, 2019 Type: Administrative Salary: Commensurate with experience Employment Type: Full-time

    The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in Lahore, Pakistan, invites applications for the position of Dean, Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL).

    LUMS was established in 1985 and has since become Pakistan’s premier educational institution. LUMS Read more

  • State Bank of Pakistan and LUMS Sign MOU to Launch Chair in the Field of Banking Law

    The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) signed an MOU for the establishment of the SBP Chair in the field of Banking Law at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) at LUMS. To formalise the MOU, Mr. Tariq Bajwa, Governor, SBP and Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, LUMS, signed the agreement on February 18, 2019.

    Since 2001, the State Read more

  • "The Pakistani Consumer - Dumb or Dumber?" A Talk by Dr. Owais H. Sheikh

    About the Speaker: Dr. Owais H. Shaikh completed his PhD with Magna-cum-Laude from Ludwig Maximilians Universität (Munich University), Germany. He wrote his PhD dissertation at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich. His dissertation was published by Springer titled ‘Access to Medicine versus Test Data Exclusivity: Safeguarding Flexibilities Under International Law Read more

  • Khalid Ishaque Annual Distinguished Lecture by Ms. Hina Jilani (Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan): "Human Rights: A Pathway to Democracy, Justice and Social Progress"

    About the Speaker:

    Hina Jilani is lawyer practicing in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. She established Pakistan’s first all-women’s law firm in 1980. She has worked for the rights of women, minorities, children and prisoners and has gained landmark judgments for the protection of human rights in Pakistan.

    She served as the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General on Read more

  • WELCOME MESSAGE

    Dr. Kamran Asdar Ali, Acting Dean SAHSOL

    Welcome to the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law!

  • LUMS- ABA-RSIL Conference on Business and Human Rights, held on 28-30th of March’ 2019 at LUMS.

    This event was held to operationalize the LUMS-ABA project on Business and Human Rights. The event took place in collaboration with the ABA ROLI and their colleagues from Herbert Smith Freehills and Professor Marcia Narine Weldon from the University of Miami.

    Day 1:

    This session was conducted by Professor Marcia Narine Weldon. The session was designed in two segments. The first part of Read more

  • "Offender Rehabilitation Has a Past: Has it a Future?" A talk by Dr. Adnan Sattar.

    About the speaker: Dr. Adnan Sattar has worked extensively on human rights and the criminal justice system. His doctoral research investigated the relationship between international human rights discourse and the justifications for criminal punishment, which was later converted into a book titled: "Criminal Punishment and Human Rights: Convenient Morality." He has  considerable work Read more

  • "War to Lawfare: Spotlighting the India-Pakistan Conflict" - A Policy Brief by Prof. Sikandar Ahmed Shah and Prof. Uzair Kayani

    Lawfare, or the use of legal fora and devices for military and diplomatic advantage, has become a critical component of South Asia’s dynamic conflict landscape. In the context of the India-Pakistan conflict, this policy brief examines India’s efforts to instrumentalise a policy of “lawfare” designed to support military action against Pakistan, supporting state-sponsored terrorism, ratcheting Read more

News

  • Business Human Rights and International Law - Our Professors at Kinnaird Law School

    Nadira Hassan Law Department was honoured to host Professors Sikander Ahmad Shah and Uzair Kayani from the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan Law School at LUMS, on 15th May 2019 at Kinnaird. Together, they... Read more

  • Hina Jilani Stresses on Advocating Human Rights at the Khalid Ishaque Annual Distinguished Lecture

    Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) organised the Khalid Ishaque Annual Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, April 25, 2019. This year’s speaker was an esteemed member of the legal fraternity of... Read more

  • Dr. Pervez Hassan’s Book ‘Resolving Environmental Disputes in Pakistan’ Goes Online

    Dr. Parvez Hassan, is a Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and a founder and member of the LUMS Governing body at LUMS. Dr. Hassan is the Chair Emeritus of the World Commission on... Read more

  • Latest Article by our faculty member, Sikandar Ahmed Shah

    India’s constitutional absorption of occupied Jammu and Kashmir in the 1950s remains illegal under international law because the princely state (that includes Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan) was... Read more

  • SAHSOL Holds Annual Career Fair

    The Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL), along with the Career Services Office (CSO), organised the Annual Law Career Fair and Networking for BA-LLB students (freshmen to super seniors) on... Read more

  • SAHSOL Organises Career Talk to Acquaint Students with Law Practice in USA

    Sabreena Khalid, a corporate finance associate resident in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, a Vault Top 50 law firm, conducted an interactive session with BA. LLB... Read more

  • Latest Article By Our Faculty Member, Dr. Faiza Ismail

    CPEC: When the alarm goes off https://www.dawn.com/news/1471610/cpec-when-the-alarm-goes-off                             ... Read more

  • Latest Articles by Our Faculty Member, Sikandar Ahmed Shah

    1) The Battle of Narratives https://www.dawn.com/news/1465549/the-battle-of-narratives 2) Between Two Fires https://www.dawn.com/news/1468715/between-two-fires        ... Read more

  • LUMS Team Awarded as Runners Up at the Phillip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition, 2019 Pakistan Regional Round

    LUMS Team was awarded as the Runners Up team for the Phillip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition, 2019 Pakistan Regional Round. The Moot problem was concerning appropriation of traditional knowledge for... Read more

  • SAHSOL Acknowledges its Talented Students at the DHL Ceremony 2018

    The Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) conducted the Dean’s Honour List (DHL) Ceremony on Friday, November 16, 2018. DHL is an annual event that highlights and accredits the sterling academic... Read more

BA-LL.B (Honors)

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The unique five-year joint BA-LL.B is designed for students seeking a challenging, rigorous, interdisciplinary exposure to law and related vital disciplines. Furthermore, while the focal point is the Pakistani legal system, the teaching methodology encompasses a critical, comparative approach in order to broaden perspectives and sharpen analytical skills of the students. Additionally, the ambit of studies is not just laws as they exist and operate, but also how policy impacts laws, and how law and policy interplay.

* The medium of instruction at LUMS is English for all degree programmes offered. Assessments are accepted in English only.

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Faculty Publications

  • "War to Lawfare: Spotlighting the India-Pakistan Conflict" - A Policy Brief by Prof. Sikandar Ahmed Shah and Prof. Uzair Kayani

    Lawfare, or the use of legal fora and devices for military and diplomatic advantage, has become a critical component of South Asia’s dynamic conflict landscape. In the context of the India-Pakistan conflict, this policy brief examines India’s...

  • Law, State and Inequality in Pakistan: Explaining the Rise of the Judiciary

    Through a detailed historical and empirical account of post-independence years, this book offers a new assessment of the role of the judiciary in Pakistani politics. Instead of seeing the judiciary as helpless or struggling against an authoritarian...

  • The Constitution of Pakistan: A contextual Analysis

    This volume provides a contextual account of Pakistan's constitutional laws and history. It aims to describe the formal structure of government in reference to origins that are traced to the administrative centralisation and legal innovations of...

  • Family Laws in Pakistan

    This book provides the latest and updated account of the principles and practices of family laws in Pakistan. It is primarily based on the latest case law and statutes. The authors not only present systemically organised case law but also critically...

Alumni Stories

  • LUMS Law Alumna Awarded Rhodes Scholarship

    Ms. Sana Naeem, B.A. LL.B. (Class of 2018) was awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Only one Pakistani student is selected by the Rhodes Trust for the Scholarship, each year, which enables the recipient to study the subject of their choice at Oxford University. Ms. Naeem is the first student...

  • Career Talk- Law Practice in USA: Recruitment and Networking

    An interactive career talk on ‘Law Practice in USA: Recruitment and Networking’. Sabreena Khalid is a corporate finance associate resident in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, a Vault Top 50 law firm. She graduated from SAHSOL with a  B.A.-LL.B. in 2014, and...

  • LUMS Alumna Receives Full Tuition Scholarship at Warwick

    LUMS Alumna, Shanza Faiq, B.A-L.L.B., Class of 2016 has received a full tuition scholarship to pursue an L.L.M. in International Development Law and Human Rights from the University of Warwick. Along with this she has also been shortlisted for the Fulbright Scholarship. Shanza has...

  • LUMS Alumnus Ahsan Hassan Receives Acceptance From Top Law Schools In The World

    Ahsan Hassan Usmani, LUMS National Outreach Programme (NOP) scholar (BA-LL.B 2014) has received acceptance from two of the top Law Schools in the world i.e. Durham University and University of Melbourne for the LL.M. programme. Ahsan is one of the highest paid alumni in his class and is...

  • SAHSOL Student Qualifies PMS Exam

    A large number of LUMS students aspire to join the civil services. Recently, a Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) student, Malik Muhammad Danish (17090031, Law Major 2012-2017), has qualified the combined competitive examination for Provincial Management Services (PMS) 2015-16 organised by...

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